The legacy of Alvin Ailey returns to Memorial Hall once again.
After performing on this stage more than 20 times now, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is returning to Chapel Hill for its U.S. tour, "Ailey Revealed," on Feb. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. Alvin Ailey Dance Theater is a longtime artistic partner to Carolina Performing Arts.
"I know the brilliance of Ailey's dancers will bring audiences to their feet as they continue to further Alvin Ailey's legacy of holding up a mirror to society while uplifting hearts and minds with their unparalleled artistry," said Robert Battle, artistic director of the company in a press release for the tour.
The new tour will feature seven dances across two days of performances. One of which will be “BUSK,” a dance that made its company premiere in 2019, according to the press release. Hope Boykin, a dancer who is in her 20th and final season with the company, said she is thrilled to be a part of it.
"It's fast-moving, it's quick-paced, and some days in rehearsal I felt like I was literally too old to do it," Boykin said. "I was like, I don't know if I want to get down on the floor on a half count and back up on the other half of the count, you know?"